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The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck

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This was a really cute book with a really fun premise - Kylie Scott has really been pulling out some unique plots lately! The banter was top notch. I really enjoyed this, but I expected nothing less from Kylie.

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I really enjoyed this book. It was different than anything else I've read recently. I couldn't put it down! I will keep an eye out for this author's future work!

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This book had potential but also had like 4 different plots. Too much was going on and the main story couldn’t be developed. The author needed to pick one trope storyline and stick with it. Also the male main character was so disappointing!

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I enjoyed this story. I liked the characters and was genuinely invested to see how the plot would play out once Lilah got her fortune.

I received an advance copy. All thoughts are my own.

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Funny, spunky fat main character?
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This was a cute, fast read and while I did enjoy it and I felt like it had a lot of examples of fat joy, there were times where it just fell a little flat for me.

I’d like to read more from this author for sure.

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After of leaving her best friend’s birthday party, Lilah saves the psychic who was the entertainment at the party. To thank her the psychic mentions that her boyfriend is cheating on her, gives her the winning lotto numbers, tells her she will get passed over for a promotion, the name of her soulmate, and that she will die next Sunday. She thinks it’s all a gimmick, but everything starts to come true. Including meeting Alistair, her soulmate. Being the illegitimate child of the King, he has always been followed by the media. When he literally runs in to Lilah and hears her story, he decides to help her. I absolutely loved this story and these characters. It was such a fun and sweet book with a really interesting ending.

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This was such a fun, light-hearted romance! It was very fast-paced and gave me a much-needed escape from reality. I absolutely loved the plus-size representation and the fact that the heroine was a librarian (me too!). My only issue with it is that the romance is slightly rushed (probably to be expected given the premise), and I would've loved for it to be dual POV. But overall, it was thoroughly captivating and enjoyable!

(Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Any quotes are taken from an advanced copy and may be subject to change upon final publication.)

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3 stars! The premise of this book was great, but the execution fell flat for me, unfortunately :(

Lilac Goodluck is leaving her best friend's birthday party when she saves a witch/psychic from being hit by a car. As a thank you, the witch gives her a series of predictions — her boyfriend is cheating on her, she's not getting the promotion she wants at work, her soulmate is a "prince" named Alistair, the winning lottery numbers are, and Lilah is going to die next Sunday. Wow! That's a lot to take in.

This is enough to make anyone crazy, right? Especially after prediction after prediction starts to come true... but not Lilah! She just accepts it and is so go-with-the-flow about the whole thing that it's truly unbelievable. I didn't think she was that lovable, and neither was Alistair. Their relationship felt really weird an unnatural, and I didn't care for him at all. At some points, Lilah felt like the side story to Alistair, which was also really weird. How is the FMC and narrator going to take a backseat to the MMC like that?? Unbelievable.

Also, this was not a historical romance. So why are we saying "loins" and "my mount" so much????

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a DRC in exchange for my honest review!

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It had been a hot minute since I read a book by this author when I read End of Story not too long ago. Back in the day, I devoured her Stage Dive series and a few more books here and there as time marched on. (I should probably see what I’ve missed since I really enjoy her writing. But I digress…) End of Story was definitely different from Ms. Scott’s books of days past, but it was a delightful and fulfilling read, so I was happy with the direction her writing seemed to be taking. Enter this book, and I happily dove in without hesitation. Let me just say that this one had me awake most of the night because I made the mistake of starting it in the evening and could NOT put it down until I finished it! It had everything: banter, wit, snark, an intriguing plot with plenty of mystique, lovable main characters, and a colorful cast of secondary characters. I highly recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance!

NICUnurse’s Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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I’m a big fan of Kylie Scott. I did enjoy this book, but for me it was just adequate and not as engaging or unique as her previous work. 3/5⭐️ for me. A good time.

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The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck is such a unique romance. What would you do if you saved a witch and she gave you five unwanted predictions: your boyfriend is cheating on you, you won't get that promotion at work, winning lottery ticket numbers, the name of your soul mate, and you will die by next Sunday? Lilah doesn't know what to do with these predictions, and she doesn't believe them... until they start to come true. The name of Lilah's soul mate is Alistair George Arthur Lennox, and he is the illegitimate son of the British King. Alistair is always in the news for dating famous women, and Lilah never believes that she will even have the chance to meet him.. until she almost crashes her car into him.

When she explains everything to Alistair, he agrees to spend time with her and figure out the predictions. She meets his mother, and they spend a good amount of time together. Their connection grows, and there are some steamy, open door scenes between them. It is a slow burn, but it is insta love, if that makes sense.

I'm usually not a fan of insta love, but it worked in this story. I felt like the ending was rushed, and I wanted to read more about Lilah and Alistair. I liked the side characters, and it was a fun, quick read.

Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing for an ARC of this story.

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Thank you to NetGalley for an eARC of the last days of lilah goodluck.

I enjoyed the magic that’s a central thread throughout this book. Lilah has to work through the predictions made by the fortune teller while also eventually finding her person, Alistair.

It did feel a bit rushed but overall I enjoyed it.

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This one fell flat for me... I really wanted to love this, but it felt like something I've already read... I didn't really connect with the characters like I thought I would.

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The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck by Kylie Scott is a good fit for people who are in the mood for a lighthearted and romantic story about an unlikely royal romance that develops in the face of adversity.

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Loved the premise of this and the whirlwind of Lilah’s life. The ending felt a bit abrupt to me. All loose ends were tied up, but it felt rushed.

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Oh wow..I love this one a lot. A 5 stars rom-com read.
This book put a big smile on my face from the beginning till the end and I laugh a lot.
It's fun, it's cute, it's adorable and I just love it through and through.
There's family drama, royal scandal, romance and a witch.
Love the banter, love the drama, love the romance, love the steaminess, love everything, everything is chef's kiss.
It is predictable but I still love it nonetheless.

Totally recommended for everyone who's looking for rom-com.

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If you’re looking for a slow burn romance mixed with a bit of magical realism, then hit up The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck. There is so much to like in this story, not the least of which is the lyrical writing. I loved the flow and tone od Scott's writing and plan to look for more books by her.

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Prepare to be enchanted by Kylie Scott's The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck, a spellbinding blend of romance, humor, and a touch of magic that will sweep readers off their feet.

From the moment Lilah Goodluck saves the life of Good Witch Willow and receives five unexpected predictions, the story unfolds with exhilarating momentum. Kylie's storytelling prowess shines as she masterfully crafts a narrative filled with unexpected twists and turns that will keep readers hooked until the very last page.

What truly sets this novel apart is its richly developed characters. Lilah is a refreshingly honest and fiercely independent protagonist, while Alistair Lennox exudes charm and intrigue as the illegitimate son of the British king. Their magnetic chemistry and evolving relationship journey from "maybe friends" to "maybe more" is both heartwarming and captivating.

As the countdown to Lilah's predicted demise looms, Kylie skillfully navigates the complexities of love amidst uncertainty. The romance between Lilah and Alistair is a poignant exploration of navigating obstacles such as paparazzi, disapproving royals, and the shadow of fate.

The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck is a rollercoaster of emotions, seamlessly blending laughter, tears, and triumphs. Kylie's signature wit and humor infuse every page, ensuring that even the most poignant moments are balanced with levity and joy. This book is a captivating read that will leave readers spellbound. With its engaging plot, memorable characters, and irresistible charm, this novel is a testament to Kylie's talent as a storyteller and is sure to leave a lasting impression on readers long after they've turned the final page.

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The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck
by Kylie Scott

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Kylie Scott's The Last Days of Lilah Goodluck is a startling and spicy rom-com that crackles with a touch of magic. Lilah Goodluck has no reason to suspect her life is anything but a happy one, until she pulls a psychic from the path of a speeding car. "It would seem you're owed something," Good Witch Willow says with gratitude, rewarding Lilah with five life-changing predictions--one of them life-ending: Lilah has eight days before her heart stops. She quickly laughs off the unasked-for predictions, especially her just-over-a-week death knell, but cannot ignore them either, given that, one by one, everything the psychic tells her comes true.

The winning lottery ticket numbers are great, but the cheating boyfriend and failure to secure a job promotion are not. And what are the odds her soul mate is, indeed, that gorgeous bastard son of a king? The harsh reality of Lilah's situation comes into abrupt, hard focus as the days tick down to her last. Readers watch the heroine take a deep dive into the aching clarity of finally finding true love while having only days to live.

Scott (End of Story) successfully enchants her story beyond the usual romantic comedy by fusing witty banter with a paranormal plot, which adds a certain believable freshness to the genre. It doesn't take a psychic to predict readers will devour this novel in a single sitting. --Paul Dinh-McCrillis, freelance reviewer

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After saving the life of a fortune teller, Lilah is told her boyfriend is cheating, that she won’t get a promotion, the week’s lottery numbers, the name of her soulmate, and that she will die in a week. when the first three things become true and she meets number four in person, Lilah begins to panic that her death is imminent and begins to check things off her bucket list. The named soulmate is none other than Alistair Lennox, the illegitimate son of the King of England who finds himself intrigued by Lilah and her list of tasks and begins helping her complete them.

I wanted to like this book so much. I enjoyed Kylie’s Stage Dive series so I know she knows how to handle a celebrity romance but this one fell short for me. The book which should have been about Lilah revolved entirely around Alistair and his personal life. I got to the point where I just didn’t care and started skimming because the book did not give me what I wanted. There was no chemistry between Lilah and Alistair, like zero, zilch, none to the point the steamy scenes were off putting. I think the story could have been very good, but it just didn’t work for me. The best part of this book is the cover.

Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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